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Breaks in audio

Whenever i watch tv (using HDMI cable) the receiver seems to be searching for a different mode to play audio through. i've cycled through all of the different modes, but i still get a momentary break in audio about once a minute. during the break, the display on the receiver changes. i confirm that it is the receiver because i can just rewind whatever im watching using tivo and the audio that once was not there is listenable, of course until the receiver starts looking for a new playback mode. or atleast this is what i think it is doing. any help? thanks in advance

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Re: breaks in audio

The receiver is not locking on the digital audio on the HDMI. Try a different cable or sat box if you use one. Use a digital audio cable instead of the HDMI to the reveiver. HDMI is full of issues.

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